Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church held its monthly community luncheon Oct. 26 and honored local first responders with an elegant buffet, highlighted by Pastor Brian Riedy’s special recipe for duck and mushroom ravioli.
The meal was held in the training room at Catasauqua Fire Department, 90 Bridge St., and guests were served by members of the congregation. There were approximately 30 guests for lunch.
The next luncheon is scheduled for 11-12:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua.
Catasauqua Borough community leaders met at Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., for their semiannual meeting Oct. 7.
Melissa Brown, Suburban North Family YMCA director, discussed plans the YMCA has for community gardens. The idea is to get the community involved in raising food crops.
Brown is looking to open a fresh produce market at a vacant property owned by Vincent Smith on Front Street. The plan is to have the farm stand outdoors in the summer and have pop-up shops in the building during the growing season.
With the winter season approaching, Revolution Church opened its doors for a new ministry.
The new initiative, dubbed the GeneroCity Love Outreach, is under the direction of Joshua and Laurel Roeber.
They collected coats and assembled hygiene kits for the inner-city homeless.
The Roebers collected coats over the past few weeks and drove to a homeless shelter in Allentown Nov. 16.
Revolution Church, located on Race and Lehigh streets, is headed by Jim and Mary McIver, senior pastors.
At Hanover Township’s regular meeting Nov. 20, Chairman Bruce Paulus asked council to reconsider a resolution correcting a zoning error.
The Goodmac property was purchased years ago as a way for the developers of Airport Center to expand the mall. The mall never generated the retail coattails the developers expected. Over the years, Goodmac has proposed various projects, none of which were met with favor by the township.
The property straddles Allentown and Hanover Township. Both municipalities need to agree for any project to move forward.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Whitehall Mall’s Sears store is expected to close in early 2020, according to a Nov. 7 news release from Transformco, which purchased the store’s assets in February.
This location, at 1259 Whitehall Mall, is one of seven Sears or Kmart stores in Pennsylvania set to close.
During the Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education meeting Nov. 12, directors heard a presentation about refinancing bonds in the district.
Brad Remig, managing director at PFM Financial Advisors LLC, reported the interest rates have gone down since the board last refinanced.
“The market is good,” Remig said.
The following list shows the results of Northampton County’s contested races in the Nov. 5 general election.
The names marked with asterisks are the winning candidates.
Note that the results remain unofficial, per Northampton County.
North Catasauqua Borough Council
* Michele J. Hazzard, Democrat
* Mark S. Gioielli, Republican
* Jessica Cope, Democrat
Joseph D. Keglovits, Democrat
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas
* John M. Morganelli, Democrat/Republican
* Abe Kassis, Democrat
Victor Scomillio, Republican